National Diary of Events

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Jan 2020 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Sat 25 Jan VIC Essendon Square Dance Club
AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND DANCE
Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong VIC 3032
7.30pm start - $12pp
Ph: 03 9390 8308
Feb 2020
Tue 4 Feb NSW Riverside 8's Port Macquarie
DIFFERENT VENUE DURING FEBRUARY
Our regular hall is not available during February so you will find us at
Girl Guides Hall
Hollingsworth Street
Port Macquarie
Same Time: 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Same Price: $8.00 per dancer.
Please pass this onto dancers you may see over the next couple of weeks.
Dancing commences on Tuesday 4 February 2020
See on the dance floor.
Tony Bowring
0408 340 990
Tony Bowring
ph: 0408 340 990
Thu 6 Feb NSW LEARN TO DANCE PLUS!
New learners welcome
Thursday 6th & 13th February
ENGADINE - SYDNEY - 8pm
Square Dance attire / Neat casual ok
A plate of supper to share would be appreciated
Class suitable for dancers:
Who have a solid grounding in Mainstream & wanting to learn something new
Who would enjoy revising Plus moves & learn the calls from a variety of positions
** Also known as Dance by Definition - DBD **
Increase your confidence on the dance floor
We look forward to seeing YOU!
Ph: 0415 222 150
Sat 8 Feb to
Sun 9 Feb
QLD Logan City Square Dancers
16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF LOGAN CITY SQUARE DANCE CENTRE
161A Magnesium Drive Crestmead QLD
Featuring Matthew Mills
Theme is "Sweet 16"
Saturday: 1.30-4pm Plus, 7pm Rounds, 7.30pm Mainstream, 10pm approx Supper
Sunday: 2.30-4.30pm A level with Alan Evans
Jane
ph: 0405 316 469

Website
Thu 13 Feb NSW LEARN TO DANCE PLUS!
New learners welcome
Thursday 6th & 13th February
ENGADINE - SYDNEY - 8pm
Square Dance attire / Neat casual ok
A plate of supper to share would be appreciated
Class suitable for dancers:
Who have a solid grounding in Mainstream & wanting to learn something new
Who would enjoy revising Plus moves & learn the calls from a variety of positions
** Also known as Dance by Definition - DBD **
Increase your confidence on the dance floor
We look forward to seeing YOU!
Ph: 0415 222 150
Fri 14 Feb to
Sun 16 Feb
NSW Carpenter & Co Tuggerah
BUNKHOUSE BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
Celebrating 41 years of Square Dancing
Riverwood Downs (via Stroud), 311 Upper Monkerai Rd, Monkerai NSW 2415
$45 + accommodation
Accommodation Info (286KB PDF)
Gary Carpenter
ph: 0429 827 793

Riverwood Downs Accommodation
ph: 1800 809 772
Website
Sat 22 Feb to
Sun 23 Feb
NSW Kendall Plus
WEEKEND WITH BRIAN HOTCHKIES
Kendall Services & Citizens Club
Saturday
Squares 1pm-3.30pm, Rounds 7.30pm, Squares 8pm-10.30pm
Sunday
10am intro to Advanced
Squares 1pm-3.30pm, Squares & Rounds 7pm-9pm
Ph: 02 4392 6060, 02 4392 0336
Lorraine
ph: 0414 849 862
Brian
ph: 0407 290 010
Sat 29 Feb QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
DATE CLAIMER - 5TH SATURDAY SPECIAL
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
"Roman Night"
Starts at 7pm with Plus and Mainstream and Rounds throughout the night
Nev & Bev McLachlan
ph: 07 5445 1238, 0427 135 442, 0417 729 263

Website
Mar 2020
Fri 6 Mar to
Mon 9 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
51ST VICTORIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
GETAWAY
Come to Lakes Entrance
Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
Adult Dancer (Early Bird prior to 30th Nov, 2019) Member $50, Non-member $65
Adult Dancer (From 1st Dec, 2019) Member $60, Non-member $75
Session tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $15/day session and $25/evening session
For other ticket types and prices please refer to the registration form.

Expressions of Interest Victorian State Square Dance Convention 6-9th of March 2020.
(close 31st of May as we need indicative numbers in order to make bookings. Full costings will be worked out later and payments due in full by January 2020):
Lakes Entrance Victorian State Convention
Optional Bus to and from Melbourne $90 return/pp
Accommodation option A including cooked breakfast and a 2 course dinner $107.50/n/pp twin share or $143.50/n/pp single person not sharing
Accommodation option B $73.80/n/pp twin share (larger rooms available too) Food is available at location just still working out pricing.
Spaces are limited please email secretary@vsda.org.au if you are interested with the number of people ie single or twin or triple share and if you would like travel and/or food.

Registration Form (278KB PDF)
Lorraine
ph: 0411 484 973

Secretary

Website
Fri 20 Mar NSW Summerland Larrikins
28TH BIRTHDAY
Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Rounds
Alstonville Uniting Church Hall, 60 Main Street
Supper, Raffle
Entrance $10pp
Frances
ph: 0407 663 017
Fri 20 Mar to
Sun 22 Mar
NSW Classified A
ADVANCED SQUARE DANCE FESTIVAL
Wyong District Youth & Community Centre, Wallarah Road, Kanwal
Friday night, Saturday & Sunday
Registration Form (648KB PDF)
Ph: 02 4392 6060, 02 4392 0336
Lorraine
ph: 0414 849 862
Brian
ph: 0407 290 010
Apr 2020
Mon 6 Apr to
Wed 8 Apr
NSW AUSTRALIAN ROUND DANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020 + TWO DANCE PARTIES
The ARDA Management Committee invites you to attend the ARDA Conference 2020
6th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
7th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
*** The 'ROUND DANCE PARTIES' include a variety of rhythms, levels and Cuers ... for EVERYONE to enjoy ***
8th April - 9.00 to 12 pm with an afternoon 'mystery event' to wind up the ARDA Conference
Presenters: Paula & Warwick Armstrong, ARDA Education Officers Supported by Australian Leaders; International Guests & includes Skype sessions with ROUNDALAB personnel
ARDA Conferences are for any person interested in learning more about ROUND DANCING
Topics over the years include the most up to date information, learning Techniques, technical support and much more.
$95.00 pp, ARDA Members $65.00 pp incl. morning/afternoon tea/lunches; technical notes, and more ...
The ARDA Conference will once again be held prior to the ANSDC - the 61st ANSDC in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Contact: arda.secretary@gmail.com
ARDA Secretary
Thu 9 Apr NSW SPECIAL PRE-CONVENTION DANCE WITH RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
The Australian Callers Federation invites you to a special pre-Convention dance with RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
7.30 to 10.30 Mainstream & Plus
Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (13 mins from Convention venue)
Tickets $15 pre-booked or $20 at the door
This dance is open to all on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited due to the size of the hall.
This dance will be held the evening prior to the start of the 2020 National Square Dance Convention at Wentworth Falls over Easter weekend.
Our special guest caller for this dance is RANDY DOUGHERTY, a great caller and entertainer from the USA. Randy has been to Australia once before for a weekend at Figtree about 25 years ago.
The area encompassing the Blue Mountains is truly beautiful. Make sure that you have plenty of time to see what nature has created, as well as attending the Convention...it really is worthwhile.
As the Convention is over the Easter weekend, accommodation, while plentiful in the area, is usually fully booked out well before the long weekend. It would be advisable to check it out now...there are lots of neat places to stay within a 10 minute drive of the Convention venue.
Fri 10 Apr to
Tue 14 Apr
NSW 61ST AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention will be held in the majestic Blue Mountains, over the Easter weekend in 2020
The venue is Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls NSW
Important dates:
30th December 2019: Callers and Cuers interested in being programmed closing date
31st December price goes up to $160 1st January
30 Jan 2020: Last day to submit advertisements for the program booklet
31st Jan 2020: Closing date for child minding registration
29th Feb 2020: Dress set registration closes.
29th Feb 2020: Booth Registration closes.
Registration Form (993KB PDF)
Convenors David & Rosalind Todd

Secretary Louise Anderson

Registrar Rufina Cheng

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Fri 24 Apr to
Sun 26 Apr
VIC 8TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR 2020
Peninsula Community Theatre Complex, Cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Victoria
Your callers for the weekend:
Dave Preskitt (Germany)
James Reid (Australia)
Jaden Frigo (Australia)
Registration form (951KB PDF)
Jaden
ph: 0400 878 259

Website
May 2020
Sat 16 May to
Sun 17 May
QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
GOLDEN CELEBRATIONS - OUR 50TH BIRTHDAY
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
Saturday Afternoon 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Night 7pm - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 12 noon
BBQ Lunch 12 noon to 1.30pm provided free to all who RSVP
Sunday social and afternoon tea
Nev
ph: 0417 729 263, 07 5445 1238

Bev
ph: 0427 135 442
Website
Aug 2020
Sat 1 Aug QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
DATE CLAIMER - 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
We would love to see you here to help us celebrate. It would be great time for a TAWS reunion as this is where it all started on one of the early Anniversary celebrations
Nev & Bev McLachlan
ph: 07 5445 1238, 0427 135 442, 0417 729 263

Website
Fri 28 Aug to
Sun 30 Aug
SA South Australian Square Dance Society
45TH SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Port Broughton Community Hall, Port Broughton
Feature caller is Jaden Frigo
Our theme is STEAMPUNK!
Accommodation Info (628KB PDF)
April
ph: 0433 999 362

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Sep 2020
Wed 2 Sep QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
WELCOME DANCE BEFORE THE STATE CONVENTION
With popular guest caller James Reid
When you book your accommodation for 2020, maybe you want to extend your stay and include the extra dates for more fun & dancing.
Venue : Dan Dinna House, 459 Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay 4655
Starting at 7pm, Mainstream with a touch of PLUS
Cost: $6.00 pp, includes supper.
Erin
ph: 0424 94 9944
Samantha
ph: 07 4125 4173

Website
Fri 4 Sep to
Sun 6 Sep
QLD Queensland Callers' Association
39TH QCA QLD STATE CONVENTION
Hosted by Hervey Bay Square Dance Club Inc as a Floral Fiesta
There'll be flowers galore, and so much more.
Venue 1: Senior Citizens Club, 28 Totness St, Torquay 4655 - Airconditioned venue
Venue 2: Dan Dinna House, 459 Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay 4655
Weekend Registration:
Early Bird $50.00 (ends 31st May 2020)
Standard $60.00 (from 1st June 2020)
Registrations available on-line; squaredancingherveybay.com.au
For updates & details check our website.
Registration Form (309KB PDF)
Accommodation List (707KB PDF)
Betty
ph: 07 4128 9238
Samantha
ph: 0480 104 896

Website
Mon 7 Sep QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
THANK YOU AND FAREWELL DANCE
With popular guest caller Gary Petersen
When you book your accommodation for 2020, why not extend your stay and include the extra dates for more fun & dancing.
Venue : Senior Citizens Club, 28 Totness St. Torquay 4655
Starting at 7pm, Mainstream with a touch of PLUS
Cost: $6.00 pp, includes supper.
Erin
ph: 0424 94 9944
Samantha
ph: 07 4125 4173

Website
Oct 2020
Fri 2 Oct to
Sun 4 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2020
Featue caller Brian Hotchkies
Rounds with Ed Coleman
West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road, West Wallsend NSW
Book your accommodation early
Accommodation List
Lyn
ph: 0490 153 691
Fri 23 Oct to
Sun 25 Oct
QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
DATE CLAIMER - MATTHEW MILLS 20 YEARS OF CALLING IN 2020
Coronation Hall, 71 High St, Walkervale, Bundaberg
Featuring guest callers Steve Turner and Nev & Bev McLachlan
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051

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Nov 2020
Fri 6 Nov to
Sun 8 Nov
VIC Australiana Dancers
4TH BY THE SEA WEEKEND
Stefan Sidholm (Sweden) will be calling on the Mornington Peninsula in November 2020!
Mainstream, some Plus/A & Rounds
Fri 13 Nov to
Sun 15 Nov
VIC Australiana Dancers
3RD PENINSULA ADVANCED & CHALLENGE FESTIVAL
Stefan Sidholm (Sweden) will be calling on the Mornington Peninsula in November 2020!
Main Ridge
Dec 2020
Mon 28 Dec NSW Shire Dance Lessons
AN EVENING OF POST-XMAS ROUND DANCING
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
Full details to follow
Ph: 0415 222 150
Thu 31 Dec NSW Shire Dance Lessons
2020 NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
RSVP - Expression of interest via email
Full details to follow
Ph: 0415 222 150
Mar 2021
Fri 26 Mar to
Sun 28 Mar
NSW Shire Dance Lessons
A CELEBRATION OF 25 WONDERFUL YEARS OF DANCING
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
Email to be kept up to date with details as they come to hand
Ph: 0415 222 150
Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun to
Mon 28 Jun
NT 62ND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
DARWIN 2021 - Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End
Marrara Stadium
Theme: Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End

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